Raised in New York City, Andrea began extensive theatrical training at an early age. She studied the Meisner Technique with Richard Pinter of the Neighborhood Playhouse, and scene study with renowned New York teachers, Suzanne Shepherd and Wynn Handman. After performing in Off-Broadway productions at venues such as the 42nd Street Workshop, Soho Rep and The Producer’s Club, she appeared onstage alongside Oscar and Tony award winning actor, F. Murray Abraham in “It’s My Party…” at the ArcLight, and later originated the role of Teresa in the world premiere of “The Dog Problem,” at both the Long Wharf and Atlantic Theaters, written by Tony winner David Rabe and directed by Scott Ellis.
She moved to Los Angeles shortly afterwards to pursue television and film, and seemingly started all over again, building a reel and searching for representation, but with the benefit of her training, tools, and determination, she began adding television credits to her resume. Now perhaps best known for playing Nadia, one of four recurring characters to appear in all 6 seasons of the television sensation LOST, other television credits include Criminal Minds, Just Legal, Strong Medicine, House M.D., The Whole Truth, JAG, Franklin and Bash, Two Broke Girls, Better Things, and the recurring role of Amira on season six of Gossip Girl. She made her film debut in the fully improvised comedy, Hyper, co-starring Dan Fogler, and brought to life the role of Kebi, vampire and member of the Egyptian Coven in the final installment of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2.
A passionate seeker in the journey of self awareness, spirituality, and personal growth, Andrea is also a certified spiritual life coach, reiki practitioner, crystal sound bowl healer, and intuitive. Throughout her career, it has become clear that acting, when authentically aligned with pure intention, is also a true healing modality, both for the actor and for the audience….”
We are often called “storytellers,” but what is the intention of telling a story? Of course it can inspire, excite, frighten, or entertain, but at its core, the true gift of storytelling allows us to touch another heart. We can invite and facilitate someone else’s self-expression, empathy, compassion, and insight into what the world looks like through someone else’s perspective experience. Collectively, acting can uplift and transform the human experience, and it’s a blessing and a responsibility to be called to this craft. I am committed to synthesizing that intention in my life, my work, and my coaching, and I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute to your process. I am beyond excited to begin this work with you.’ – Andrea Gabriel